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Our History

Carl L. Rehm

Name:  Carl L Rehm

Date of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 10/16/1929

Location of Death: Springfield, Illinois

 

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

Prohibition Agent Carl Rehm was found lying beside his government car near Athens, IL.  His vehicle had been involved in a roll over accident and was heavily damaged. Agent Rehm was rushed to the local hospital in Springfield, but died before regaining consciousness. A follow-up investigation determined that Agent Rehm was attempting to obtain information about a local illicit distillery. There was also some suspicion, albeit never proven, that he may have been run off the road by a bootlegger's vehicle.

BACKGROUND

Agent Rehm joined the Bureau of Prohibition on 7/30/1928, and was assigned to the Chicago Field Division.